[R-SIG-Mac] Blank help window
zli@t@erv @ending from gm@il@com
Wed Oct 17 19:48:12 CEST 2018
Many thanks for your suggestions. Not sure whether Ben’s issue is the same as mine. Ben has problems with ?data.frame. My issue is a blank help window when typing ?mean (or any other function).
Peter suggested checking capabilities(). They are all TRUE.
You both suggested checking configuration files. Removing .Rprofile, .Rdata, and .Rapp.history made no difference.
> On 2018-10 -17, at 08:57, Simon Urbanek <simon.urbanek using r-project.org> wrote:
> Few things to try:
> - do you see anything in the error console?
Nothing noticeable in the error console, though I’m inexpert at reading it.
> - remove (rename) any and all customization files like ~/.Rprofle ~/.RData etc.
> - try running R from the console and starting the html help by hand to see if it works at all:
Help works when running R from console
> - if that works try the same from the R.app gui *before* using help:
No effect in R (except it opens my default browser).
>> On Oct 16, 2018, at 7:11 PM, zListserv <zlistserv using gmail.com> wrote:
>> I recently migrated to a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) using the Migration Assistant. Everything went well, though there are always a few things that don't transfer such as applications installed by Brew which I installed manually.
>> An issue with R arose I can't solve. The help systen opens with a blank window.
>> Help works when I run R from the terminal so I know the files are installed. Help works fine on the Macintosh I used a the source for the migration so it isn't a problem I inherited. Re-installing R (see sessionInfo below) didn't solve the problem.
>> Anyone have any suggestions how I can get help to work?
>> R version 3.5.1 (2018-07-02)
>> Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin15.6.0 (64-bit)
>> Running under: macOS High Sierra 10.13.6
>> Matrix products: default
>> BLAS: /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.5/Resources/lib/libRblas.0.dylib
>> LAPACK: /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.5/Resources/lib/libRlapack.dylib
>>  en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/C/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8
>> attached base packages:
>>  stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods
>>  base
>> other attached packages:
>>  HANDLS_0.34 zUtil_0.121
>> loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
>>  Rcpp_0.12.17 lattice_0.20-35 digest_0.6.15 MASS_7.3-50
>>  chron_2.3-52 grid_3.5.1 plyr_1.8.4 xtable_1.8-2
>>  DBI_1.0.0 RSQLite_2.1.1 sqldf_0.4-11 blob_1.1.1
>>  sp_1.3-1 gsubfn_0.7 proto_1.0.0 tools_3.5.1
>>  Matching_4.9-3 bit64_0.9-7 foreign_0.8-70 bit_1.1-14
>>  compiler_3.5.1 maptools_0.9-2 memoise_1.1.0
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